W. David Roberts, 83


W. David Roberts was born on Sept. 14, 1938, to Durward and Lois Rogers Roberts in Loveland. He passed away on April 2, 2022, at age 83.

Dave graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1956. Following graduation, he began a successful life-long career in the insurance industry and was also an active southwestern Iowa real estate investor.

For many years, Dave worked for the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society where he rose to area manager and for a large part of his career was one of Woodmen's top U.S. representatives.

Outside of work Dave enjoyed reading, woodworking, hunting, and spending time on his farms. For years he was also actively involved in Woodmen's charitable activities in Harrison County.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Phyllis Erlbacher Roberts; son, Aaron Roberts Sr.; his sister, Waneta Steward; and brother, Roger "Newton" Roberts.

Dave is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Roberts of Harlan; son, Eric Roberts and his husband Stephen Prime of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his daughter, Diana Roberts of Missouri Valley; grandchildren, Aaron Roberts II, Derek Roberts, Zacchary Harris, Nicholas Harris, Noah Harris, and Robbie King.

Pauley Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.